Archive for Google
There’s been a fair bit of debate going on over Google’s decision to make all the passwords saved by Chrome easily visible on one screen. Google's explanation for this is very strange.
This book comes with impressive credentials. The authors have excellent technology and foreign policy experience. The pair of quotes on the cover are from people with their own brilliance too – Richard Branson and Walter Isaacson. The subject – how digital technology is changing nearly every aspect of our life – is one that fascinates […]
All hail the big data analysis that is Google's autocomplete function when asked about Ed Miliband.
Two contrasting quotes I've come across recently capture the two conflicting approaches that good political campaigners need to reconcile.
Google’s Public Policy Blog has the news: Not many of us like thinking about death — especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you’re gone is really important for the people you leave behind. So today, we’re launching a new feature that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done […]
So Goodbye Google Reader, My Favourite RSS Reader
The search results thrown up by Google often provide a neat little insight into what angles of a story are dominating coverage and people’s attention. The angles that get the most prominent coverage and the most interaction and responses are the ones that rise to the top of the search results. So what do they [...]
Welcome to the latest of my monthly collections for the Engine Group of five links that you shouldn’t miss. Putting 404 error pages to work: “Page not found, and neither is this person” http://bit.ly/OyMTDu A clever idea putting to good use those pesky ‘404 Page not found’ error messages which come up when you […]
The office wall in one of my former jobs had a cartoon with two drunks slumped in an alleyway bemoaning their fate. One was saying to the other, “It all started to go wrong when I realised the backups hadn’t been working…” He at least had been trying to use backups. Sometimes people fear trusting [...]